28 September 2021

Linde joins the H2Accelerate collaboration as a seventh member to accelerate the deployment of green hydrogen for trucking

From its early work with hydrogen for mobility in the 1970’s Linde has made continued investments to develop the infrastructure and the technology that will enable a hydrogen-powered mobility sector. The company has installed approximately 200 hydrogen refueling stations worldwide, with more to come. Linde is part of 20+ industry and government sponsored organizations around the world that are focused on accelerating the transition to clean energy, with hydrogen at its core.

“We have been in the hydrogen business for a long time and are committed to helping the world reach its climate targets by contributing with our knowledge, expertise and infrastructure to the development of the hydrogen economy,” said David Burns, VP Clean Energy Development.

“The task ahead of us is large and complex, as it is the environmental challenge that we currently face. The world needs to work together if it wants to come up with a timely solution to tackle climate change. Trucking is one of the sectors that can substantially reduce its emissions if switching from diesel to clean hydrogen. We are very glad to be part of the H2Accelerate collaboration to facilitate and drive that switch.”

Ben Madden, spokesperson for the H2Accelerate collaboration, said of Linde joining the group:

“Linde’s knowledge and experience in developing hydrogen production and refuelling facilities adds to an already impressive set of hydrogen fuel providers within the H2Accelerate collaboration.  With joint efforts from truck OEMs and hydrogen refuelling players, the H2Accelerate collaboration will allow the hydrogen trucking sector to reach mass market scale on the timelines required to achieve ambitious climate objectives. The addition of Linde’s expertise and commitment to the collaboration will increase the speed at which a European hydrogen refuelling network that is truly capable of serving end user needs can be rolled out.  We are excited to be working with Linde to achieve this goal.”

About Linde

Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2020 sales of $27 billion (€24 billion). Linde lives by the mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making their customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet.

The company serves a variety of end markets including chemicals & refining, food & beverage, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing and primary metals. Linde’s industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions.

Linde is a global leader in the production, processing, storage and distribution of hydrogen. It has the largest liquid hydrogen capacity and distribution system in the world. The company operates the world’s first high-purity hydrogen storage cavern plus pipeline networks totalling approximately 1,000 kilometres globally, to reliably supply its customers. Linde is at the forefront in the transition to clean hydrogen and has installed close to 200 hydrogen fuelling stations and 80 hydrogen electrolysis plants worldwide. The company offers the latest electrolysis technology through the joint venture ITM Linde Electrolysis GmbH as well as ultra-high-purity hydrogen supply solutions for the semiconductor industry.

For more information about the company and its products and services, please visit www.linde.com

About H2Accelerate

H2Accelerate is a collaboration agreement signed between the participants under which the participants will work together to:

  • seek public support to fund early pre-commercial projects to activate the market on the path towards a mass market roll-out;
  • communicate around the technical and commercial viability of hydrogen fuelled trucking at scale; and
  • hold discussions with policy makers and regulators to encourage policies which can support a sustainable and speedy activation of the zero emissions long haul trucking market.

You can follow the H2Accelerate Collaboration on Twitter (@H2AccelerateEU).